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The Island Bear Bed and Breakfast

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Island Bear Bed and Breakfast

The Island Bear Bed and Breakfast

3 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBowmore Distillery2 min walk
  • AirportIslay (ILY)8 min drive
  • Popular LocationIslay Ales14 min drive
  • Popular LocationBruichladdich Distillery16 min drive

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About this area

Islay Island

Located in Islay Island, The Island Bear Bed and Breakfast is in the historical district and on the boardwalk. Bowmore Distillery and Bruichladdich Distillery are cultural highlights, while Eilean Mor is a notable landmark.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bowmore Distillery - 2 min walk
  • Islay Ales - 14 min drive
  • Bruichladdich Distillery - 16 min drive
  • Port ban - 17 min drive
  • Museum of Islay Life - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Islay (ILY) - 8 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Munchie Box - 4 min walk
  • Cafe Blasta - 15 min walk
  • Gate 1 Cafe - 8 min drive
  • Debbie's - 12 min drive
  • An Taigh Osda - 13 min drive

About this property

The Island Bear Bed and Breakfast

3-star Boardwalk bed & breakfast near Bowmore Distillery
This smoke-free bed & breakfast features free breakfast and free WiFi in public areas. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and hairdryers. Guests will also find flat-screen TVs, electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee.
The Island Bear Bed and Breakfast offers 3 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free off-site parking

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9 AM

Things to do

  • Public winery tours
  • Wine-tasting room

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

More

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
The host will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Host will greet you

Pets

Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds
This property only accepts cash for all bookings
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Island Bear Bed & Breakfast Islay Island
Island Bear Islay Island
Island Bear & Islay Island
The Island Bear Bed Breakfast
The Island Bear Islay Island
The Island Bear Bed and Breakfast Islay Island
The Island Bear Bed and Breakfast Bed & breakfast
The Island Bear Bed and Breakfast Bed & breakfast Islay Island

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4.9
Exceptional
Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 14 reviews
5 - Excellent 93%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 14 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 14 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 14 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 14 reviews
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4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.9/5

Staff & service

4.7/5

Amenities

4.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fab
Great couple of days staying in Bowmore. Excellent Scottish breakfast every morning, Fiona was very helpful and always available when needed. Would definitely stay here again
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great location! Our room was cozy and our hosts were kind and very welcoming. Excellent breakfast in the morning!! Highly recommended.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room was immaculate, and the place is right around the corner from the main square with the bus stop and the pier. Also, Fiona makes great breakfast.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Charming B and B with great views of the water and a centralized location on the water. The owners were very friendly and helpful.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a great place to stay, recently renovated with great care and style, the hosts are friendly, helpful and attentive. You will not regret staying here.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019